Wildfire alter schedules
SANTACLARA, CALIF. (AP) >> The San Francisco 49ers shifted workout times Friday as smoke from a massive Northern California wildfire affected the air quality in the Bay Area.
With the air quality rated at levels considered unhealthy, the 49ers worked out earlier so they could get off the field before conditionsworsened.
The team has been in contactwithNFL officials to keep them updated about the situation, 49ers spokesman Bob Lange said. The 49ers don’t play until Monday, when they host theNewYorkGiants.
Cornerback Richard Sherman was monitoring the air quality on his phone before the team took the field.
“Well, I’ve got to, I’ve got kids,” Sherman said. “I just talked to my wife, making sure they’re not letting them go outside. Some of these schools, youwould think it’s common sense.”
The NFL is also monitoring the situation in nearby Oakland, where the Raiders are scheduled to host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon. The Raiders also altered their practice routine Friday, changing to a walkthrough instead of a full practice as a precaution.